The 2017 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards will be presented in the November/December issue of Surgical Products. Leading up to the publication of that issue, nominees will be featured on the Surgical Products website. The submission form is available online, and nominees for this year’s awards are accepted through September 29th.
Product description and innovation synopsis:
Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology Prewarming Admission Kits are a simple and convenient way to ensure all patients start warm and stay warm to prevent the risks associated with unplanned hypothermia. Base kits feature a Thermoflect gown or blanket and cap. Premium kits include options such as footwear and patient belongings bags to reduce labor associated with assembling individual components.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology Prewarming Admission Kits are the only kits available that utilize reflective warming to immediately begin warming patients and continue warming them perioperatively without electricity.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology Prewarming Admission Kits are a simple way to enhance patient warming protocols while supporting the triple aim of healthcare. Data collected from 55 evidence-based practice trials demonstrated the following improvements when incorporating Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology products compared to standard care: Population Health – 20 percent reduction in hypothermia upon admission to PACU; Patient Experience – 17 percent reduction in perioperative heat loss for enhanced comfort; and Cost per Capita – 30-75 percent savings compared to other protocols.